Mercy’s Annual Media Studies Showcase Dazzles

Mercys Annual Media Studies Showcase Dazzles

The Media Studies Showcase was held on Nov. 28 for those in the program and for anyone interested.

Prof. Louis Grasso, the Program Director, invited all students on and off campus to the event in G2.

He wants new students to see the manner of work that is being taught. He also stated that “the event is for those in the program to know what other classmates are doing.”

At the showcase, teachers are expected to present what their students had been doing all semester long.

Students in six different majors ranging from acting to writing to TV production were acknowledged during the showcase.

Maleek Munroe, a journalism major and Managing Editor for The Impact, Mercy College’s award-winning newspaper was first up.

In his presentation alongside journalism Prof. Michael Perrota, they broke down a story Munroe had written back when a deadly Bronx fire struck earlier this year.

In this haunting retelling of the Bronx fire came an unexpected heroic tale of a normal man doing what’s right.

That man happened to be Mercy College alumni, Mahamed Keita.

By the end of the retelling, the room of students rocked to our core. We felt the impact and weight that had on our community.

After that came more professors in the Media Studies program who teaches Film, Script Writing and Acting.

Prof. Grasso discussed his television production courses. Prof. John Micewicz educated his radio courses. Prof. Marc Palmieri discussed the acting tract and Prof. Steven DeRosa discussed his film courses. 

All of these presentations showed off the work done in the semester while displaying real, honest talent.

On top of acknowledging students and their work, letting students have the opportunity for more eyes on them is key to kick-starting their wave of success.

It also lets students see if they find themselves interested in other areas or courses offered in the program.

It’s all in an effort for more students to take a chance on something fun and new.

Students should be rewarded for their diligent effort in their courses throughout the semester and this is an opportunity for the professors in the program to show they appreciate you.

Prof. Grasso looks at the showcase as a thank you to the students.

He cordially invites and hopes to see all of the Mercy community in attendance to the following Media Studies Showcase now that we’re back in person.

“So, if you want to have a good time and watch other students’ work, come down, and we’ll have lunch for you guys.”